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Old 11-20-2014, 08:29 AM   #15
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Th older I get the less I can trust my memory. Little yellow stickys and simple check list help to keep me out of trouble - most of the time.
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Old 11-20-2014, 01:33 PM   #16
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One of the few (if not the only) thread thanking a PO for something they did! haha! That's great I'll definitely make myself a preflight checklist and fast facts like that
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Old 11-20-2014, 06:28 PM   #17
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What did you call me?

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Sorry... I meant Mr. Dipstick...
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:23 PM   #18
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Now that's what I'm talkin' about!

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Old 11-20-2014, 10:34 PM   #19
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Educational Post - The "nasty" end of the stick

In the Roman Army every thing was organized in groups of ten. A decade (ten) men were the assigned to a tent, and worked as the lowest unit - Ten decades were assigned to one centurian (100) who was the equivalent of a sargent.

Anyway those basic ten men were 8 soldiers and two slaves who cared for the equipment and the mules/horses. One piece of equipment that was SHARED by all ten was a stick with a sponge affixed to one end which was used for personal cleansing at the outhouse. The sponge was washed, rinsed and then dipped in vinegar and wrung out. The slave who drew THIS duty really did have to grab the "nasty" end of the stick again and again.

In days of old when knights were bold, and paper wasn't invented.....

Now that's roughing it!
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Old 11-21-2014, 10:30 AM   #20
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In the Roman Army...
Well, I knew your were, um, shall we say, mature and wise, P, but I never dreamed you dated back to c. 100 AD!
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Old 11-21-2014, 10:47 AM   #21
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I did the same thing with a label maker and in the same location, but not for check list items. I have systematically located not often used items in the MANY nooks and crannies in the AS. Behind counter drawers, under bed drawers, under dinette and under the under-fridge drawers, the empty space behind the credenza....etc. Then after months (or years) of not needing them....I do, and have no clue where I stuck them. The list tells me where they are.
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Old 11-21-2014, 12:04 PM   #22
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Sorry, Rich, but I just had a vision of one of your labels affixed to the toilet, saying something like "crap goes in here"...
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Old 11-21-2014, 12:34 PM   #23
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Sorry, Rich, but I just had a vision of one of your labels affixed to the toilet, saying something like "crap goes in here"...
No, the label is on the interior of the propane lid, so I have to go outside, garments around my ankles, so I can determine where the crap goes.
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Old 11-21-2014, 05:52 PM   #24
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My ESTJ (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) resonates with some of these highly precise checklists....but there is a fine line between being scheduled, planned, and orderly and OCD!
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Old 11-21-2014, 07:15 PM   #25
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My ESTJ (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) resonates with some of these highly precise checklists....but there is a fine line between being scheduled, planned, and orderly and OCD!
Well, not really. I have a good friend disabled with OCD. It's a nasty brain disorder. He can't do much because his is never sure it was done, like close a door. But there is a fine line between a precise and detailed checklist and being a dweeb! Like the PO of my trailer and his keeping track of flushes to fill the tank.

I sometimes see the red flags on military aircraft at the airport. I think these help humans remember to check this before flight. I leave my deadbolt key with a big yellow key fob in the door as we load up to move out. I lock the door as I finish up with my chores. It is a visual reminder for me. I left it unlocked once with a sprung door as punishment for my mistake.

How many of us have forgotten to pull the chocks, lift the tongue jack, or the steps? There is a sign at the exit of some campgrounds reminding us if the spouse is on board. Maybe I should add that to my checklist. Heaven help me if I ever drove off without her. A sprung door would be mild in comparison to the punishment for that mistake!

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Well, not really. I have a good friend disabled with OCD. It's a nasty brain disorder. He can't do much because his is never sure it was done, like close a door. But there is a fine line between a precise and detailed checklist and being a dweeb! Like the PO of my trailer and his keeping track of flushes to fill the tank.

I sometimes see the red flags on military aircraft at the airport. I think these help humans remember to check this before flight. I leave my deadbolt key with a big yellow key fob in the door as we load up to move out. I lock the door as I finish up with my chores. It is a visual reminder for me. I left it unlocked once with a sprung door as punishment for my mistake.

How many of us have forgotten to pull the chocks, lift the tongue jack, or the steps? There is a sign at the exit of some campgrounds reminding us if the spouse is on board. Maybe I should add that to my checklist. Heaven help me if I ever drove off without her. A sprung door would be mild in comparison to the punishment for that mistake!

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We get several trailers during the course of the year with mangled stabilizers, tongue jacks, even some plumbing (yes, black as well as fresh) destroyed from people forgetting to check before leaving. When I do a new-owner orientation, I emphasize "checklists are your friends".
I remember a friend pulling away from his campsite with the trailer still connected to the shore power pedestal. Nearly half the campground got blacked out from that little misadventure...
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Old 01-01-2015, 08:40 AM   #27
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My wife takes care of all OCD requirements. She has "lists" galore on her cell phone. So, I leave notes for her there..

"Remember that I love you!" And other similar useless items she can ignore...
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A friend told me that before I move I need to "Look up Look down and all Around"! Works for me! Most times it's the TV antenna that needs to be stowed.


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